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Real estate company trying 10-day sale

In a nationwide promotion, Coldwell Banker will reduce its prices up to

October 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


SCAD students explore LeConte

On Sept. 17, 36 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three instructors visited the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation near Riceboro to learn about the site and the projects they will be involved in this fall quarter.

October 25, 2008 | By Mary Beth Evans Columnist | Lifestyle


Benning based soldier killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Coat drive under way in Long County

LUDOWICI - As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, it's important to make sure children are bundled up for warmth. Some children in Ludowici are in need of extra help this year and a group of local citizens is holding a community coat drive. The drive, Help Keep Smiley Kids Warm, is an effort to collect new and gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


MACE seizes $60,000 worth of drugs

The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened a total of 78 cases with 69 offenders for September. Drugs with a street value of $59,825 were confiscated as well as $6,969 in U. S. currency and one car valued at $1,000. Mace seized three weapons for the month.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Doing right by the right whales

Any day now, pregnant right whales will arrive in the shallow waters off the coast of southern Georgia and northern Florida, their calving grounds. Between 20 and 35 females and juveniles make the journey south each fall.

October 25, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Some plants do help repel mosquitoes

Plants that repel mosquitoes: There is a lot of information on the Internet about plants you can put in your yard and keep on hand to rub on itchy, mosquito-bitten skin. I won't go into detail about the contents of each plant because it would take up pages, but I will list them and you can check them out yourself. Each year, I plant catnip, marigolds, wax myrtle, wild horsemint and castor bean. Others you can plant are citronella grass, rosemary, lemon thyme and ageratum. Crushing the leaves of these plants and applying them to your skin will act ...

October 25, 2008 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


AASU president leaving

SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


VIP supports cancer awareness

Employees at VIP Office Furniture and Supply took part in Lee National Denim Day in support of breast cancer awareness. VIP employees dressed in pink and made donations to the cause.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Students' recycling efforts pay off

The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wall Street swinging widely

NEW YORK -- Stock prices are swinging sharply on Wall Street, with investors still selling heavily but also scooping up stocks that have been decimated by more than a week of huge losses. The Dow Jones industrials are showing the market's volatility. They fell nearly 700 points soon after trading began, regained all of that deficit to show an advance - and then turned lower again.

October 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Primitive weapons deer season nears

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The weeklong primitive weapons deer-hunting season begins Saturday. During the primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment (including crossbows), muzzleloading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and muzzleloading firearms (.44 caliber or larger).

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Game day for Oct. 10

Friday

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


What's happening in our libraries in October

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library during October include:

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell gets Dollar General grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General recently announced that Bradwell Institute in Hinesville has been awarded a $1,881 back-to-school grant.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles By Author - Staff Report


Midway mayor should be 'weak'

Editor, Like many of you, I read Len Calderone's "Midway Perspective" columns with interest. When I was on the city council, I would audio tape the city council meetings and have access to city documents, which I use to review his reported facts. I cannot always support his opinions, but his facts appear to be indisputable.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Deal: Programs prepare students for work

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Runway wunderkind

It's early afternoon on a Friday, and Troy Allen is itching for the school bell to ring.

April 24, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Bridal Expo Sunday open to everyone

Locals who are planning weddings - or other special, once-in-a-lifetime occasions - won't want to miss the Bridal Event and Expo on Sunday at Club Stewart. It is set for 1:30-4 p.m. and is open to the public.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Schools forum rescheduled to May 1

The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell singers stand out at state

Three Bradwell Institute advanced-chorus students recently participated in the all-state chorus in Athens.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rain breaks for annual RH egg hunt

Anyone who has ever doubted the power of prayer should have been at New Beginnings Community Church's seventh annual Easter Extravaganza and Egg Hunt on Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park.

April 23, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of April 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Proposed development awash in controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

April 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for April 23

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.

April 23, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Long County HS curriculum night Thursday

Long County High School will hold a curriculum night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Sherry Lester, the event is being held to give parents and guardians the opportunity to meet with their children's teachers to discuss academic problems and review courses for next year. Parents also can get information on dual-enrollment opportunities and the accelerated program for college credit, Lester said, adding that orientation for incoming freshmen also will be at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information on curriculum night, call Malinda Meadows or Rachel Wilkes at 545-2135.

April 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Balancing budgets should be common sense

The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.

April 23, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Shredder open to public in Ludowici

A mobile shredder will be at Altamaha Credit Union in Ludowici from 4-6 p.m. Thursday. It is open to anyone who wants to bring documents that need to be shredded, free of charge and unlimited amount of shred.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sports briefs

High school physicals Saturday

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Ossabaw transforms old meathouse into field lab

SAVANNAH - The Ossabaw Island Foundation recently transformed a 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island into a multipurpose teaching laboratory and workspace.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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